Business Wire

London, New York and Tokyo Remain the World's Most Attractive Cities

Jaa

London, New York, and Tokyo were again named as the most comprehensively attractive cities in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2017 report published today by The Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies, a research institute established by Mori Building, a leading urban developer in Tokyo. First released in 2008, the annual GPCI report evaluates and ranks 44 major cities according to their “magnetism,” or their overall power to attract creative individuals and enterprises from around the world. Cities are rated on the basis of 70 detailed indicators in six categories: “Economy”, “R&D”, “Cultural Interaction”, “Livability”, “Environment”, and “Accessibility”.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171011005011/en/

Overall ranking of all 44 cities and function-specific ranking of top 10 cities (Graphic: Business W ...

Overall ranking of all 44 cities and function-specific ranking of top 10 cities (Graphic: Business Wire)

This year, the top three cities - London, New York and Tokyo – all retained their slots, with London maintaining its No. 1 position for the sixth year running. Tokyo, which claimed the No. 3 position for the first time last year, further improved its scores in the field of “Cultural Interaction”, closing the gap on second-placed New York. Paris experienced a significant decline in its ranking in the “Livability” category, due largely to the recent terrorist attacks, but the host city of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is expected to rise above the competition in the coming years by further strengthening its “Accessibility” scores and recovering its “Cultural Interaction” ratings.

Overall, European cities scored highly on “Livability” and “Environment”, maintaining their reputations as the world’s most livable cities, while U.S. cities maintained their high scores in the areas of “R&D”, underscoring the attraction of these cities for researchers and innovators. Seven Asian cities, topped by Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong, featured in the top 10 in the “Economy” category, followed by Dubai, which featured for the first time in this year’s report and achieved strong ratings for its corporate tax rates, ranking No.11 in that indicator category.

Commented Hiroo Ichikawa, Executive Director of The Mori Memorial Foundation, “In the last 10 years, the report has shown that the power of cities has been changing as a result of changes in the macro environment. Our report suggests that a city’s overall power cannot be determined by a single factor, such as economy, but needs to take into account the many factors that define the city. Rapid urbanization and globalization pose both challenges and opportunities for cities, so for cities to thrive, they need to accurately assess their specific strengths and weaknesses, as well as their relative positioning against other cities. We believe that our GPCI report can help policy makers and global companies achieve smarter planning and decision-making in their efforts to thrive in today’s highly competitive global environment.”

Key Highlights

  • London’s core strengths lay in the category of “Cultural Interaction”, which helped the city keep its No.1 position overall for the tenth consecutive year. London continued to maximize its overall strengths by improved scores in the indicators of GDP Growth Rate and Level of Political, Economic and Business Risk. While there remains some uncertainty surrounding the U.K.’s exit from the EU, London’s balanced strengths across several categories mean the city has the potential to turn challenges into opportunities, extending its commanding lead and continuing forward as the top-ranked city in which to live and work.
  • New York, in second place overall, increased its scores in the “Economy” category due to improvements in its Nominal GDP and GDP Growth Rate, but failed to make any significant headway in its overall score, owing to weaker showings this year in the category of “Cultural Interaction”.
  • Tokyo maintained its No.3 position and further closed the gap on New York, largely due to improved “Cultural Interaction” indicators, in particular the Number of Visitors from Abroad. Tokyo also further improved its scores in the field of “Accessibility”, due largely to an increase in the number of direct flight connections between Tokyo and overseas cities.
  • Dubai and Buenos Aires made their first-ever appearances in the GPCI in 2017 with respective overall rankings of 23rd and 40th. Dubai posted strengths in “Cultural Interaction” (9th) and the “Economy” (11th), thanks mainly to strong evaluations in the area of Number of Luxury Hotel Guest Rooms and Corporate Tax Rates.
  • In other parts of the world, Sydney climbed four spots this year to edge its way into the top 10 for the first time in seven years. Cities such as Los Angeles (in 11th position overall), Beijing (13th), San Francisco (17th), Amsterdam (7th), Berlin (8th) and Frankfurt (12th) all significantly improved their rankings from last year, as did Vienna (14th), Stockholm (16th), Zurich (18th) and Copenhagen (20th).

For more details, see:
http://www.mori-m-foundation.or.jp/english/ius2/gpci2/index.shtml
www.mori-m-foundation.or.jp/english/aboutus2/index.shtml#about_strategies

Contact information

Media Inquiries
Weber Shandwick
Rutsuko Nakajima, +81 (0)90 9006 5841
Masashi Nonaka, +81 (0)80 1037 7879
moribldg@webershandwick.com

Tietoja julkaisijasta

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi

Haluatko tietää asioista jo ennen kuin ne uutisoidaan? Kun tilaat tiedotteemme tältä julkaisijalta, saat ne sähköpostiisi yhtä aikaa suomalaisen median kanssa. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.

Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire

Entrust Datacard and Infineon Partner to Reduce Complexities with Securing IoT Deployments22.2.2018 21:30Tiedote

Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced it has joined the Infineon Security Partner Network (ISPN). The ISPN is part of Infineon Technologies AG, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions used in automotive, industrial, computing and Internet of Things applications. The ISPN is composed of associated and preferred security partners who are proven experts in security consulting, security solution provisioning, electronic design, systems integration and trust services management. The new partnership will apply the Entrust Datacard™ ioTrust™ Security Solution that uses identity-based technology to help securely connect the people, applications and devices that power the connected world. The tiered software uses sophisticated cryptographic technology to provide identity issuance, management and data security of connected things within industrial environments. As a global leader in Trusted Platform Modules (TP

Blue Danube Systems Joins xRAN Forum as a Massive MIMO System Supplier Fully Committed to Open Interfaces22.2.2018 21:10Tiedote

Blue Danube Systems, a provider of intelligent wireless access solutions that help mobile operators address the challenge of explosive data growth, today announced that it has joined the xRAN Forum (www.xran.org). The xRAN Forum was formed by several leading global mobile operators to develop, standardize and promote an open alternative to the traditionally closed, hardware-based RAN (Radio Access Network) architecture. Massive MIMO systems are widely recognized to be a critical element of future 5G wireless networks. Blue Danube’s unique approach to Massive MIMO, based on the company’s underlying High Definition Active Antenna Systems (HDAAS™) technology, not only delivers capacity gains in existing LTE networks with today’s smartphones but also enables intelligent analytics-based RF virtualization for multi-site network performance optimization. Blue Danube’s first Massive MIMO product, the BeamCraft™ 500, has been deployed at four FDD-LTE operators to date, interfacing to four diffe

Blue Danube Systems First to Demonstrate Benefits of FDD Massive MIMO in Clustered Multi-Sector Deployments22.2.2018 21:07Tiedote

Blue Danube Systems, a provider of intelligent wireless access solutions that help mobile operators address the challenge of explosive data growth, today announced it has successfully expanded the commercial deployment of its massive MIMO solution to multiple clustered cell sites, demonstrating total capacity improvements for directly adjoining sectors on existing LTE networks using current smartphones. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222006158/en/ Blue Danube Systems First to Demonstrate Benefits of FDD Massive MIMO in Clustered Multi-Sector Deployments (Photo: Business Wire) Despite the prevalent view that Massive MIMO systems will be central to 5G networks, it has not been clearly proven that the technology is deployable beyond isolated high-demand sectors where effects such as adjacent cell interference must be addressed. In fact, common digital-only Massive MIMO implementations typically operate as clos

Avnet and IDEMIA Develop Highly Flexible ‘Plug & Play’ Cellular Connectivity Solution for IoT and Industry 4.0 Applications22.2.2018 19:08Tiedote

Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor and IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho), the global leader in Augmented Identity, have joined forces to collaborate on the development of a new future-proof cellular connectivity solution that meets the growing communication requirements for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222005966/en/ (Photo: IDEMIA) The new ‘plug & play’ eUICC (embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) and SM-SR (Subscription Management Secure Routing) delivers product future-proofing capability to IoT application solution providers and other businesses. It provides them with the ability to easily choose a mobile network operator (MNO) without eventually having to manually change the embedded SIM card in their cellular connectivity-based devices, machines and sensors that are already deployed in the field. The product bund

TINE Boosts Logistics Performance with Quintiq’s Route Optimization Technology22.2.2018 18:41Tiedote

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced that its tactical planning solution for TINE AS has resulted in more cost-effective routes. Given the success of this project, the leading Norwegian dairy producer is now embarking on a second phase to further enhance its tactical planning and expand the solution’s scope to include operational planning. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222005936/en/ TINE goes further with optimized logistics. Credit: Bo Mathisen Last year, TINE went live with the first phase of the Quintiq solution, designed to optimize the company’s last-mile delivery of dairy products on a tactical level. TINE’s planners used Quintiq to plan shipment routes from central distribution centers all over Norway to customers. They were able to manage the complexity of trailer swapping, various types of resources, dynamic time window

Synchronoss Joins AT&T Smart Cities Strategic Alliance22.2.2018 17:45Tiedote

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR), a global leader and innovator of cloud, messaging, digital, and IoT products, today announced that it has joined the AT&T Smart Cities Strategic Alliance to help transform cities around the world. Its digital and IoT product portfolio and expertise will be leveraged by some of the mobile industry’s biggest names to create productive IoT use cases and clear, tangible business outcomes for global smart cities. As part of the AT&T Smart Cities Alliance, Synchronoss will orchestrate its digital, messaging, cloud, and IoT technologies to innovate across the vertical segments of a Smart City. By working with K2View, and leveraging its real-time analytics Fabric platform, Synchronoss will integrate disparate databases, providing notifications and alerts to synchronize information across vertical segments. Synchronoss helps cities enhance the operations of managing their digital nodes and data. Through the automation orchestration of digital touch

Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.

Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme